Women’s football set to return for cup action from April

By Oliver Eaton

After months out of action, it appears football may be returning for Huddersfield Town Women as the FA have announced new dates for the Women’s FA Cup to resume from April. This means Huddersfield will finally be able to resume their cup campaign which saw them victorious in the second round against Liverpool Feds. 

However, Huddersfield will have to wait until other teams in the competition catch-up as some fixtures haven’t been played yet in the previous two rounds due to COVID restrictions preventing play in December 2020. Despite the delay, the FA have already conducted the third and fourth round draw to allow teams enough time to prepare. 

This means Huddersfield will face either local rivals, Brighouse Town or Newcastle United in the third round. This tie will be played on April 11th at home. If town progress to round four they could face either; West Brom, Derby County, Loughborough Foxes or Lincoln City. Once again, this fixture would be played at home on April 18th.

Manager Jordan Wimpenny expressed his excitement for the competition’s return: “The nature of the draw allows us to face different opponents at different stages of the competition. We will approach each game as we do for all and that is with the intention to win and progress further in the competition.”

A decision regarding a return to league action is expected next week.

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